Questions about multiple monitors (Including projectors), how to set them up, troubleshooting the configuration, etc.

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Blurry or messed up fonts after forced screen resize

I have an AOC e2727she monitor that I wanted to use with my Dell Inspiron laptop running Ubuntu 16.04. I plug it into my laptop using an HDMI to HDMI cable. When I plug it in, thought,the highest ...
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Application running over ssh (X11 forwarding) lagging a lot with local dual monitor

I have 2 machines: - My Desktop (running ubuntu 15.04) - Development machine (running ubuntu 14.04) (both on same LAN) So far, I've been working without any issues using "ssh -X eduardo@devel1" and ...
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How can I get my DisplayLink monitor running (again) - 15.10, Asus MB168B+

I have been installing Ubuntu on a laptop (Samsung QX410-SO2), and while there have been hurdles, my Asus DisplayLink monitor is one of the things that worked immediately after driver install. I ...
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Second screen is black [Nvidia GTX 970]

From Graphics issues after installing Ubuntu 16.04 with NVIDIA graphics I can say that I've tried all the different drivers and even the nouveau won't work. Tried the purge and what follows in ...
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Can I use an external monitor with nvidia-prime

I've had my old laptop for more than 5 years now and it is time to replace it. When I'm working (typing, reading, running some applications etc) I always use a dual monitor setup with my current ...
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i3wm doesn't recognize third monitor

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I had all three of my monitors working gracefully (it didn't quite work out of the box, but a little monkeying with the drivers soon straightened everything out). I've ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 — NVIDIA X Server Display Configuration ( No Scanout)

I am currently using Ubuntu 16.04. My laptop's GPU: NVIDIA NVS 5200 m (and the Intel one).I installed NVIDIA Driver version: 340.96 through sudo ubuntu-drivers devices | grep recommended (the same ...
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Dual monitor connected to hdmi port not detecting on Dell Vostro 3750

I am using Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 2 monitors. OS Kubuntu 13.04 1 monitor I connected with VGA and it is working fine. But another monitor connected to HDMI port is not detected. I connected ...
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3 monitor layout Ubuntu 16.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop with GeForce 660 GTX. I've been messing around with this problem for some hours now so I'm posting this here. I'm having 3 monitors here, all connected ...
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Cannot move windows to second screen

I have an external monitor plugged into my notebook, but I cannot move windows from the bottom screen (built-in screen) to the upper screen (external monitor). The windows stick at the top border (...
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How do I get my desktop Icons back on my primary display?

So, I have read several questions - with and without answers - and though this is similar to others, I have found nothing particular to the issues I am experiencing. It is a three-part problem and I ...
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Is it possible to set an application to preferably open in second monitor? [duplicate]

As the title said, I want to set my Firefox application to always open up in second monitor. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and default ubuntu driver for NVDIA (noveau I think). In Windows there is ...
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When ever I log into Ubuntu 16.04 my second monitor messes up the wallpaper before it goes to the desktop

Why does it do this and is there a solution? Everything works perfectly when it actually gets to the desktop. The monitor is connected via an HDMI to DVI adapter if it matters.
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How to fix xrandr scaling

I have two monitors side by side. One is 3840x2160@30hz the other is 1280x1024@60hz. I am trying to set the smaller monitor's scale: xrandr --output VGA1 --scale 2x2 With this command only 1/4 of ...
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Is there any ability to set my primary monitor?

I want my primary display be at the right and my TV (additional) be at the left. In that case new windows shall appear at the TV. Can I somehow set where new windows will appear ?
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HP Elitebook 840 G3 Monitor Issue

I have a Elitebook 840 G3 with two external monitors exposed via a docking port. If I have one monitor turned on, everything works great, even removing the PC from the docking port and reconnecting. ...
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How do I set an external monitor as default? (Or move Unity bar to monitor at least)

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty on an HP laptop and I cannot figure out how to get Unity on the external monitor! I have my desk set up with my monitor in front of me, and my laptop working as a ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 Lost Dual Monitor Capability

new to Kubuntu and relatively new to Linux overall. I installed Kubuntu 16.04 on Desktop with add-on Radeon HD 5850 GPU. I'd previously used this exact hardware to run dual monitor. I plug a DVI (my ...
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Triple monitor setup with Intel onboard graphics and AMD discrete graphics card?

I was hoping to move my desktop machine to Xubuntu, but can't figure out how to get Ubuntu to let both my Intel HD onboard graphics driver and AMD driver operate simultaneously. The machine runs ...
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Dual monitor started to flicker after upgrade to 16.04

I am running dual monitor setup (in mirror mode) on ubuntu. Right after upgrade to 16.04, I am experiencing issues with flickering (image on/off) on second screen (which is LGD LED TV), specifically ...
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Controlling a remote Linux machine with dual monitors

I have a remote Linux VM that runs Ubuntu 12.04. I currently use NX to connect to the remote machine and work on it in a GUI environment. On my host computer, I have 2 monitors of different sizes (22" ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect second monitor

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. Suddenly, my second monitor isn't detected on Ubuntu. It worked fine before. When i try using Windows 7, it is detected. I'm using HP Pavilion G4 1212tx AMD ATI ...
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Multiple monitors configuration problems

I've decided to finally change my last computer to Linux and it is the only system I have with multiple monitors so I have not had these problems before. I have one monitor and a TV connected to the ...
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`xcalib -i -a` controls only one of two screens - can it control both?

I am using 2 screens, and wish to invert the colors on both of them without using compiz (I'm using gnome shell). I can use xcalib -invert -alter as suggested in this question, but it only inverts ...
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Strange colours on startup in Ubuntu 16.04

after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 I face the issue, that one of my monoitors is having strange green bars and is flickering during and after upstart. I have a 3 monitor Setup (Lenovo T450S and 2 ...
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Add Secondary Monitor (Nvidia 367.27, 16.04, DisplayPort)

The Nvidia driver fails (I've tried 367, 364, 361) when I attach a monitor to the mini displayport. As soon as I do that, the UI changes... I think Unity fails to load given all the fonts change, ...
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How can I setup 3 monitors so that 2 & 3 are mirrored?

I have an nVidia GeForce GT 730 & am using the nVidia proprietary driver (361.42) on Ubuntu 16.04. I have 2 monitors & a projector. The first monitor maxes out at 1280x1024. The second monitor ...
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Kubuntu KDE crash on unplugged monitor

I got a medion laptop computer running on Kubuntu 16.04. I was working on an essay, so I plugged my TV in as secondary screen. Now I wanted to simply take the laptop to my bed to watch a movie and as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & NVIDIA Dual Monitor Issue

I am having bad time with Ubuntu 14.04 dual monitor screen resolution issues, the second monitor is a real badass that in any mean it can't be configured. I have NVIDIA card and its latest driver ...
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How to put unity launcher on in different positions on different monitors

I have two monitors: One is a large 2560x1600 monitor, which I use as my main monitor and do most work on, and the other is a 1360x768 monitor set up vertically for use as an 'off' monitor - for ...
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How do I change the LightDM unity-greeter wallpaper behavior?

Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 This is not how to change the login screen wallpaper, or how to stop dynamic wallpaper switching. This is how to set the default behavior from "Scale" (or whatever the current ...
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How to get Nvidia Graphic card to work on Thinkpad T430?

I installed Ubuntu Linux on my Thinkpad T430 and everything works until last week. Because then I bought a new monitor with a higher screen resolution than full hd. So I cannot run the monitor with a ...
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Laptop mini DisplayPort issue - external monitor does not detect on 16.04

I want to achieve 2560x1440 resolution output from my laptop. I have a Dell XPS 15 (L521X) laptop on Ubuntu 16.04 and I want to output my screen to an external monitor from mini DisplayPort (laptop) ...
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After upgrading from13.10 to 14.04 screen on a laptop doesn't work but

First my laptop CPU/GPU is Intel Celeron N2815 (Bay Trail) and I am in dual boot with windows 8. I have upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 today through update manager. And after upgrading and after ...
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Xfreerdp Upgrade to version 1.1 to support Multi Monitor

I was trying to use freerdp with support for multiple monitor using ubuntu 13.10 x64 and I get error : root@rdp-client:~# xfreerdp /multimon /f /u:a /p:1 /v:192.168.0.140:3389 transport_connect: ...
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Split windows, shifting desktops, and blocked cursors when using multiple monitors

I'm having trouble getting multiple monitors to work correctly on a new machine (Lenovo P50 laptop, Ubuntu-Mate). This is the behavior I'd like to see: Main display switched to external monitor ...
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Two monitors, two refresh rates

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I am using the proprietary NVidia driver (version 367.27). I have two graphics cards (a pair of EVGA Titan X) and two 4K displays (both are Dell P2715Q). The displays are ...
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Problems add a new resolution to monitor(2nd monitor) (16.04 desktop)

I am having trouble adding the correct resolution for my second monitor. Both of my monitors worked fine in windows and I'm not going back :) I am running a single GTX980 with one monitor connected ...
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Display unknown after nvidia driver update, resolution stuck at 800x600

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 I just installed the proprietary nvidia driver version 346 to resolve issues with another application and restarted my desktop to find that my main monitor is ...
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Kvm Switch not signal monitor

I've got this KVM switch, to connect two computers with one mouse, keyboard and monitor. I am using Xubuntu and the problem I have apart from the normal resolution problems that everyone is having (...
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Cannot span a window across monitors when changed to portrait orientation

My previous setup was with 3 monitors in landscape 1280x1024. With that I was able to full screen a window over the 3 monitors and to move windows freely between screens. I've changed my screens to ...
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How can I preserve the desktop's icon positions after reboot, on a dual monitor setup (Unity)?

I have a dual monitor setup running Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 Whenever I boot the machine, the system appears to forget the positions of my desktop icons on the right-side display (Connected via VGA). ...
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Lock screen while video keeps playing on second display

it seems impossible to me, but I was just wondering if it's possible to lock the screen (i.e. no one has access to my computer) while the second screen still displays a full-screen video. By default, ...
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Stop monitor from going to sleep in ubuntu 16.04

I want to stop monitor from going to sleep in ubuntu 16.04. I am using /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in Ubutnu 14.04, which has below lines written in it. Section "ServerFlags" Option "BlankTime" "60" ...
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intermittent display flipping with Thunderbolt 3 dual monitors [closed]

I am running 16.04 on a dell xps 13. The issue occurs when I connect 2 AOC monitors to my startech Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Adapter. The displays alternate turning on and off for about 5 seconds ad ...
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Cannot login after suspend with multiple monitors

Since I attached an external monitor to my laptop I'm no longer able to login when resuming from suspend. LightDM appears on both screens and shows my name in the login box, but the password field is ...
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AMD, second monitor not displaying properly

I've recently run into a problem with my second monitor on Ubuntu 14.04. Only a slither of it actually displays anything, it's not a faulty monitor as I've switched the DVI cables and the problem ...
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Display problem on second monitor

The desktop and every window is like 1" off the screen on every side of it, windows controls, menus, desktop panels are all outside the screen. I tried xrandr but i was only able to make it worse. ...
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Windows always opened between the two monitors

I have KDE 5 and a second monitor. Every time I open an application, the window appears exactly between the two screens. How can I avoid this, and for example, either: Tell KDE to open the ...
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Multi Screen setup using SLI

I saw this question but the answer doesn't seem to be correct. I'm using 1 GPU per monitor and tried as the answer instructed but if I do that my primary screen becomes unreachable. So, I changed the ...